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Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher hospitalized due to health problem

Sheikh Ekrima Sabri is staunch critic of Israeli occupation

Said Amouri   | 15.01.2022
Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher hospitalized due to health problem Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, the grand imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque ( FILE PHOTO - Anadolu Agency )

JERUSALEM

The preacher of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, was hospitalized late Friday after he fell ill, according to local sources.

No information is yet available about the 82-year-old Muslim scholar’s health condition.

Sheikh Sabri is a staunch critic of the decades-long Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and was arrested several times by Israeli forces.

He previously held the position of mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories in 1994-2006.

* Writing by Ibrahim Mukhtar in Ankara.

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